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03-10-17, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By Hot Potato

At 6'1" and 275 lbs I ride stock aluminum and...

At 6'1" and 275 lbs I ride stock aluminum and carbon bikes on stock tires. No mountain bike yet, but I won't worry about that either
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,288
Posted By Hot Potato

I remember some dude saying "don't buy upgrades....

I remember some dude saying "don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades." I have often pondered why "up" was separated from "grades" in the second half of the statement, and concluded that it was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,598
Posted By Hot Potato

I did the same thing. Got cut off by a bicycle...

I did the same thing. Got cut off by a bicycle that that popped out from behind a parked truck. Reflexes kicked in. It woulda been a perfect counter steering high lean angle zig zag around him on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,598
Posted By Hot Potato

I see no correlation between bicycles and...

I see no correlation between bicycles and motorcycles. Too different. Motorcycles weigh several times the riders weight, go faster, have more powerful brakes, which means riding skills are completely...
05-11-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,678
Posted By Hot Potato

To really show the opposite ends of the spectrum,...

To really show the opposite ends of the spectrum, I was lagging behind the group ride on the way back to the bike shop, clearly suffering and struggling, and was being dropped. Just as I succumbed to...
05-11-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,504
Posted By Hot Potato

Salmoning got so bad around here I had to modify...

Salmoning got so bad around here I had to modify my road kit in order for them to yield me my right of way

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05-08-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,997
Posted By Hot Potato

For commuting, drop bars are nice when headwinds...

For commuting, drop bars are nice when headwinds are fighting you.
05-07-16, 07:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,678
Posted By Hot Potato

Empty beer bottle once, out in farmland with no...

Empty beer bottle once, out in farmland with no other traffic. They aimed for my head, I felt the breeze as it just missed. I think there may be a correlation between the behavior of emptying beer...
05-05-16, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,274
Posted By Hot Potato

Yep. You shall overcome. Not saying it ain't...

Yep. You shall overcome. Not saying it ain't gonna kick yer butt years from now, so heal up and enjoy while you can. bTW: cycling is great knee rehab
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-16, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By Hot Potato

Go for it. You can also sometimes fit a larger...

Go for it. You can also sometimes fit a larger tire by installing it deflated, then pump it up after it clears the calipers. If there is room. More weight means inflate towards the higher end for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-16, 08:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,991
Posted By Hot Potato

What is interesting, when I was a kid only...

What is interesting, when I was a kid only primatene was available. I didn't carry it around, it was at home for severe attacks. After all, you wouldn't be anywhere but at home if yer asthma was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,991
Posted By Hot Potato

Yes, albuterol is a "beta adrenergic agonist"...

Yes, albuterol is a "beta adrenergic agonist" meaning it is epinephrine like, but different enough (beta 2 selective)that it will relax your airway like epinephrine without the same heart rate...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,991
Posted By Hot Potato

My exercise asthma kicks in an hour or two AFTER...

My exercise asthma kicks in an hour or two AFTER a hard ride. I think the catecholamines and stress hormones of hard riding keep it at bay until after. So I took some beta agonists before riding and...
05-05-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,271
Posted By Hot Potato

Adjust the saddle so that there is only pressure...

Adjust the saddle so that there is only pressure on your ischeal tuberosities (sit bones), always use your feet to bear weight especially when coasting, and bear weight on your arms when under power....
05-03-16, 07:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,140
Posted By Hot Potato

Only use I ever found for cadence was predicting...

Only use I ever found for cadence was predicting how long I could maintain a certain speed or exertion level. Cadence X Generates speed Y in flat terrain, and I can go for a long time. A faster...
04-28-16, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,476
Posted By Hot Potato

My Dinotte tail light is attached to the seat...

My Dinotte tail light is attached to the seat post by a screwed on clamp, the battery to the under seat bag. I remove the under seat bag and dinotte battery when I lock it up at work and leave the...
04-27-16, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,088
Posted By Hot Potato

See a doctor. All day numbness warrants...

See a doctor. All day numbness warrants evaluation and treatment.
04-27-16, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,173
Posted By Hot Potato

Buy the nicest used bike you can get for that...

Buy the nicest used bike you can get for that $600. Dont worry about the frame material, go for the best components and fit.
04-27-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,518
Posted By Hot Potato

U locks are attacked by prying (pry bar or...

U locks are attacked by prying (pry bar or hydraulic jack) and chains are cut by bolt cutters or grinders. So use both! The thief will need help carrying the tools😠

Tight fits limit working room....
04-27-16, 08:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,906
Posted By Hot Potato

Mtn pedals and shoes. Faster and easier to click...

Mtn pedals and shoes. Faster and easier to click in. I SWEAR my road pedals and shoes can detect a busy intersection with an uphill start and make me flub EVERY TIME when I am right in the middle.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-16, 09:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,341
Posted By Hot Potato

what a bunch of crap. All to explain why they are...

what a bunch of crap. All to explain why they are really better off living with their parents till they are thirty: it's" for their own good" not because they are losers. Stupid is stupid, risk...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-16, 05:45 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 25,305
Posted By Hot Potato

I don't wanna talk about what I see at charity...

I don't wanna talk about what I see at charity rides. Please Noooooooo!
04-20-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,043
Posted By Hot Potato

I hang em high. And out of the way. Except for...

I hang em high. And out of the way. Except for the one around my waist.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-16, 06:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,297
Posted By Hot Potato

Driver wasn't upset about how the stop sign was...

Driver wasn't upset about how the stop sign was handled. Driver was upset cyclists were in the way.
04-19-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,316
Posted By Hot Potato

What was the cause? Infection? Other urologic...

What was the cause? Infection? Other urologic problems? If the cause wasn't the seat, a new seat won't prevent it. I would also think any bike seat would be painful until it resolves?

Cycling and...
04-17-16, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,473
Posted By Hot Potato

Most bikes can mock me, all they want to, but in...

Most bikes can mock me, all they want to, but in the end it is they that are stuck with me riding them.:) I got to visit a few LBS last week. They did agree with a full suspension bike, but what LBS...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-16, 07:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,656
Posted By Hot Potato

I seem to remember an article about a prominent...

I seem to remember an article about a prominent Canadian orchestra? Conducted being killed by a squirrel in the front spokes a few years ago. Or was it a rabbit? Sometimes the critter take you out...
04-12-16, 06:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,163
Posted By Hot Potato

But I was a fat old guy on a CF bike BeFORE all...

But I was a fat old guy on a CF bike BeFORE all those Nu-Freds came along and ruined it!
04-12-16, 07:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,824
Posted By Hot Potato

One with high volume tires since it isn't likely...

One with high volume tires since it isn't likely to see a pump more than once or twice a year
Forum: Southwest
04-10-16, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,176
Posted By Hot Potato

Thats good stuff! Can you follow the canal from...

Thats good stuff! Can you follow the canal from near the Mcdowell mountains sotheast through the reservation? My new home is not far from the north side of the reservation, I was hoping I could...
04-09-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,473
Posted By Hot Potato

Stopped by my Illinois LBS, a stumpjumper 6...

Stopped by my Illinois LBS, a stumpjumper 6 fattie was recommended. It looked nice! I definitely want to rent one of these after the move. So I guess I have changed my thinking. A hard tail may not...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-16, 08:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,656
Posted By Hot Potato

I bark at them from a distance so they don't wait...

I bark at them from a distance so they don't wait until I am right on them to do their thing. Yes, they ALWAYS seem to double back. It's the whole bushy tail evolution, the large tail seems to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-16, 07:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,806
Posted By Hot Potato

This^^^^^ no underwear, just you and your...

This^^^^^

no underwear, just you and your bibs. That is not intuitive, so I reiterate it for the newbies who get this far in the thread.

I use performance bibs, no problems even long rides....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-16, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,047
Posted By Hot Potato

High end, light weight bikes are easier to lift...

High end, light weight bikes are easier to lift on top of a roof rack, and also to put back on the ceiling hooks in the garage. Every time I hoist one up to either place, I declare that $5 of benefit...
Forum: Southwest
04-05-16, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,176
Posted By Hot Potato

Why thank you. We already have a house off Shea...

Why thank you. We already have a house off Shea Blvd. I was thinking of buying a mountain bike for on the hill trails, via Linda for the road, and the canal for the cyclocross bike. But that's just...
04-04-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,473
Posted By Hot Potato

Arizona. But I am starting to think full...

Arizona.

But I am starting to think full suspension might be better? I move in June, will probably wait till October before trying some demos.

No need to cross purpose the MTN bike, Ive got...
04-04-16, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,881
Posted By Hot Potato

Cycling is a great activity for knees. It is low...

Cycling is a great activity for knees. It is low impact. No matter how hard you hammer, the forces on your joint are less than any other excersize. Now muscles and tendons, they can act up with...
04-03-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,473
Posted By Hot Potato

Yes, there are rentals. About $60 for four hours....

Yes, there are rentals. About $60 for four hours. I haven't shopped the bike stores yet to see if demo bikes are available. I also figure I need to know enough before I shop, I don't want to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-16, 11:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 853
Posted By Hot Potato

Neighbor lost a giant pine tree! Just missed the...

Neighbor lost a giant pine tree! Just missed the cars. Skipped bike riding when it started to snow and hail, just rode my horse instead (indoors). Yeah, it was a lot better a week ago.
04-02-16, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,240
Posted By Hot Potato

Always pick the bike that excites you and exceeds...

Always pick the bike that excites you and exceeds your expectations. In a few years you wont remember the few hundred dollars unless you didnt spend it on what you really wanted.

Think about...
04-02-16, 11:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,473
Posted By Hot Potato

Yeah, I like gears. My favorite road bike is a...

Yeah, I like gears. My favorite road bike is a triple cuz that middle chain ring covers everything around where I live, just about. Not the type to worry about others thinking I dont have the proper...
04-02-16, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,473
Posted By Hot Potato

Thinking a hardtail would be best?

50 plus year old, currently out of shape and overweight because of a crappy soul destroying job, but I quit my job and moving to Scottsdale, Az. I Used to road cycle 25 to 50 miles at a time at...
04-02-16, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,665
Posted By Hot Potato

260 lbs never broke any bike I ever rode, carbon,...

260 lbs never broke any bike I ever rode, carbon, aluminum, or steel. But I agree, cyclocross bikes are great for smoother trails and pavement. I used mine for crushed limestone paths, a little bit...
03-31-16, 08:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,936
Posted By Hot Potato

I have used some tinted progressive lenses by...

I have used some tinted progressive lenses by Shamir for cycling when I first started using progressives to cycle. Shamire has a wider useful zone on progressives than regular progressives. But that...
03-31-16, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,194
Posted By Hot Potato

Spcialized. Because my local dealer has great...

Spcialized. Because my local dealer has great selection and service. And that great service includes great fitting. Make sure you are getting that too.
03-30-16, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,284
Posted By Hot Potato

That was my first thought as well.

That was my first thought as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-16, 09:08 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,627
Posted By Hot Potato

my no social media policy really leaves me asking...

my no social media policy really leaves me asking WTF on threads like these. Wait, Bike forums doesn't count as social media, does it?
03-29-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 17,360
Posted By Hot Potato

Uh oh. there's rules? wish I woulda known before...

Uh oh. there's rules? wish I woulda known before I spent so much money on cycling.
03-28-16, 07:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,183
Posted By Hot Potato

Nah. The Italians were on a public relations...

Nah. The Italians were on a public relations ride. They expected to leave the locals behind and enjoy a nice soft pedal for pay. But this kid kept struggling up to them while they were taking it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,337
Posted By Hot Potato

I bought a cheap wheel and put a trainer tire on...

I bought a cheap wheel and put a trainer tire on it when I ran out of old regular tires. Many years ago I switched to Kevlar puncture resistant tires, and I typically ride them flat free till threads...
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